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History of Technology
Researcher and PhD Candidate
University of Sao Paulo

Tech, History, Science, Science Fiction, Economics, Politics

Energy History, History of Technology
Research Historian
Center for Public History, University of Houston

History of technology, energy history, environmental history, development of North American power grid, use of computers by American utilities.

history of human sciences and history of technology
Assoc. Prof.
History of science Harvard

I'm writing a book called "Database of Dreams: Social Science's Forgotten Archive of How to Be Human" about mid-20th-century experiments in collecting large amounts of "subjective materials" as data and storing it in microform (to be published by Yale Univ Press in Fall 2015). I also teach a class called "Big Data: Past, Present, Future" in my department (a seminar). I found out about SIGCIS because two grad students mentioned they subscribed to it, and the discussions sounded interesting.

Philosophy and History of Science
PhD Candidate
University of British Columbia

As a philosopher: Reception of Logical Empiricism, Nature of Inference (including machine learning and theoretical statistics), Herbert Simon's work on Bounded Rationality and Satisficing, Decision Theory.

Re History of CS: "the" transformation, both technically and sociologically, from AI to machine learning, the nature of CS as a science and broader relationships between engineering and the sciences.

I found SIGCIS by noticing the affiliation of the author who wrote this article:

History of Technology/Digital Technology
Boyce College

Writing on the history of technology.

Historiography of computers and of software
Director of Performance Architecture
Netezza Corporation

Historiography of software; the transition from analogue to digital computing; the relationship between production technologies, hardware architecture and end-use; software production as an engineering discipline; software production as labor; embedded computing; high performance computing.

history of technology / public history
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina
History of portable computers; computing in the military; early personal computing; companies and user groups in New Jersey
Independent historian
InfoAge Science Center; Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists

I have four primary interests. 1., The history of portable computers. I am writing a book on this subject. 2. History of military computing, particularly in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. 3. How to bridge the gap and advocate cooperation between amateurs (vintage computer collectors/hobbyists) and professionals (computer scientists, historians, journalists, professors). 4. History of early microcomputing companies and user groups, especially in the northeast and mid-Atlantic parts of the United States. In addition, I co-founded and serve as president of MARCH (Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists Inc.) which is a non-profit user group. MARCH operates a grassroots computer museum co-located at the (Wall, New Jersey) InfoAge Science Center and hosts the annual Vintage Computer Festival East.

Modeling and Simulation, Creative Automata
Distinguished Chair of Art & Technology, Professor of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas

Modeling methodology for dynamic systems, systems theory and science, aesthetic computing, creative automata, computer science education, history of mathematics and computing
Automata Blog:


Very varied......history, psychical research, early music, archaeology, cetera

consumer credit
Data & Society Research Institute

I am writing a history of commercial algorithms for credit scoring in consumer finance.

Science and Technology Studies
Assistant Professor
Linköping University

I’m an Assistant Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change at Linköping University in Sweden. I work in the research environment ValueS. My primary research interests are in the sociology of science, knowledge, and technology. I have dealt with this question in different ways: by studying the valuation of knowledge in the biosciences, epistemic standards in education, and exclusion in sociotechnical processes. My primary areas of expertise in STS include value practices in science and technology studies, the issue of critical sociology vs. a sociology of critique, actor-network theory (and after), large scale bioscience, technical infrastructures and standards, and epistemic aspects of educational technology.

Computing and biology
Assistant Professor
Nanyang Technological University
computer graphics, computer vision and user trends
Visiting Lecturer in Applied Technologies and Reality Capture
University of Plymouth, UK

I have worked with 3D imaging solutions for an extended period of time. This includes a lot of publications and research. I have also done a lot of work on sensors and sensing.

The sociological and anthropological aspects of computing are of interest to me. I have a natural eye for user trends, which always leads me down interesting paths. For example, I have written a lot about the Internet of Things and Third Industrial Revolution.

I have really enjoyed getting back into Amiga based computing.

My podcast can be accessed here:

Selected Bibliography

Peters, C., Spring, A. P. (2014) “Digital Heritage, Industrial Memory and Memorialization”, In Orange, Hilary (ed.) Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-industrial Societies, Left Coast Press, Ch. 11

Spring, A. P. & Peters, C. (2014) Developing a low cost 3D imaging solution for inscribed stone surface analysis, Journal of Archaeological Science

Spring, A. P. (2013) “Is the Tablet an Enabling Technology,” Geoinformatics 16 (2): 30-32.

Spring, A. P. (2013) “Revisiting the North Carolina Gold Rush,” GeoInformatics 16 (1): 22- 23.

Spring, A.P. (2012) The Third Industrial Revolution. GeoInformatics 15 (7): 32-34.

Spring, A. P., Peters, C. & Minns, T. (2010) “Using Mid-Range Laser Scanners to Digitize Cultural-Heritage Sites”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (30) 3:15-19